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2019 Tax Changes Impact Divorce Alimony Settlements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a marital separation or getting a divorce can have dramatic impacts on your manner of living. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be entitled to alimony payments, which can help you get back on your feet. However, changes in the tax code that are set to go into effect… Read More »

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Four Reasons You May Need to Change Your Prenuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Creating a prenuptial agreement is a smart move for any couple who is engaged and planning on getting married. In addition to opening lines of communication about financial matters and lifestyles, this important document also helps to protect both of you in the event of unexpected circumstances or a divorce. However, while it generally… Read More »

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Should You Seek Spousal Support in Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When couples go through a divorce, there are always concerns about how each will adjust to living on a reduced income. If your spouse was the primary breadwinner or makes considerably more than you, this is likely to be a major concern. Depending on the specific circumstances involved in your marriage, you may be… Read More »

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What to Do When Your Parental Rights Are in Jeopardy

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For parents going through a contested divorce, decisions made over the care and custody of children are a major concern. In an uncontested case, the parents may be able to agree on a child time-sharing plan which respects both their roles in the child’s life and allows them the time needed to form a… Read More »

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Grandparents and Custody Arrangements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Grandparents play a special role in their grandchildren’s lives. Free from certain pressures and responsibilities after having raised their own children, they are often more likely to be relaxed and even indulgent of this younger generation. Unfortunately, when couples get divorced in Florida and go through the child time-sharing process, the rights of grandparents… Read More »

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Four Reasons Why Older Couples Need a Florida Prenuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Falling in love and deciding to get married is a magical time for couples. This is true regardless of their age and any previous relationships they may have been in. However, while it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and romance of it all, there are some important issues older couples… Read More »

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Two Major Benefits in Being First to File for Divorce in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Making the decision to end a marriage is never easy. If you are experiencing marital problems, you may be reluctant to give up hope or to accept the relationship is over. However, ignoring the warning signs that a marriage is beyond saving and a divorce may be imminent could potentially put you at a… Read More »

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Catchphrases in Florida Child Time-Sharing Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In family court, child time-sharing proceedings are stressful while the process itself can seem complicated and confusing to the parents involved. On top of all that is at stake in these types of cases and the complex, often contentious relationship that may exist between their parents, there are often words and expressions tossed around… Read More »

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Retirement Benefits and Social Security In Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

People today begin planning for the future early, which means that retirement benefits could be a factor for young couples going through a divorce. For older adults and those who have been married for decades, you may have counted on these benefits to maintain your standard of living, both now and in the years… Read More »

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How Parental Attachment Impacts Child Time-Sharing

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Couples in otherwise happy and committed partnerships can discover deep differences when it comes to their level of attachment towards children. In cases involving single parents or those going through a divorce, this can be a real area of concern. It could be an issue in child time-sharing proceedings and when taken to extremes,… Read More »